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Thread: Scraps-organized! D4P - I Spy quilt

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    Senior Member Stitch124's Avatar
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    Scraps-organized! D4P - I Spy quilt

    I took an evening and separated all my scraps. I don't have a huge collection yet, so I was able to sort them by color and put them in separate gallon ziplock bags. Next to figure out how to cut them down per B. Hunter's scrap system, then maybe make a scrappy quilt to cuddle up on the couch or something. Anyway, just trying to get a handle on the scrap pile before it gets too out of hand.

    Also, started on my first D4P I-Spy quilt. I think it's going to be so cute! Will post a pic when it's done. Inspired by the MSQC tutorial on the D4P quilt. "It's just adorable!" lol

    Julie

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    I remember back when I was so new at this that I actually asked for others scraps!!! 6 years later and I'm giving them away!!! diannia
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitch124 View Post
    Anyway, just trying to get a handle on the scrap pile before it gets too out of hand.

    Julie
    Very wise! I have only made 3 quilts so far and I am working on a scrappy quilt or two or three at the same time at the moment before it gets out of control (from what I read, it happens and I would just be overwhelmed by it with less desire to quilt

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    It's like Christmas going thru all your scraps and finding ones you had forgotten about!
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    I love going through scraps and using them. I am working on a d4p and hope to get it done shortly. I like the looks of them and may do a scrappy one next! Have fun with your scraps.
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    Believe me it does happen. I have been reorganizing and am trying to decide what to do with eight 33 gal trash bags full of scraps. I don't know if I can get rid of them or not!

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    Quote Originally Posted by helou View Post
    Very wise! I have only made 3 quilts so far and I am working on a scrappy quilt or two or three at the same time at the moment before it gets out of control (from what I read, it happens and I would just be overwhelmed by it with less desire to quilt
    Agreed - I now have myself convinced that I must crap/organize as soon as I am done with a quilt so that everything left over is chopped up according to the Bonnie Hunter system.
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    boy, do I ever wish I could edit that last post 2 days later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulswalia View Post
    boy, do I ever wish I could edit that last post 2 days later.
    It would be a really good idea to be able to edit that.lol Well we all make mistakes.hehehehehehehe
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    lololol- rofl

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    Good idea, I started cutting mine correctly, I should say my newest scraps. Still haven't gone "back" into history to fix those.
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    Boy! Do I need to do something with mine! I have four large drawers and several baskets full of scraps smaller that a fat quarter. Some of them still have batting on the back, and I need to make 2.5" strips from those. It's hard for me to find the time. There are always other chores I need to do. I did start last year, and one of the baskets is sorted into 1 gallon bags. Since that time, I've discovered 2 gallon plastic bags!

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    I read the scrap saver ideas. I wanted to make quilt tops of the scrap. I had lots and I cut it into small square blocks to make 16 patches. Strips if 13 inches long I save for strip quilt. I had to work it down for moving. I made 16 patch blocks and tried to put 16 kinds in each block. I saved back any thing 1/4 yard up. I tossed out all the scrap left from that cutting as too small for me to use. . I thought I had it all cut up but I found some more upstairs. I have no idea what DIL marked the boxes of material she packed for me. I had been sorting to type and labeling the boxes. I would guess she marked material. I had at least 3 big boxes of material up stairs be side 2 or 3 boxes of scrap. I am not sure it is worth the cost to move it. DIL goes and packs when I am here. But material is getting so high. Like I think it was Bonnie Hunter that said we had paid good money for those scraps too. I have been happy with what I cut that way. I cut and boxed the little blocks and sewed lots in the quilt blocks. I just had a scrap of this and that. Boy did my light bill go up when I ironed scrap and small remanets.


    Polly, it can be done as I think I sure had that many bags/boxes of scrap. Boy did I cut and sew. Now doing the blockes in to quilts. I did get five quilts done last year. 4 were 16 patch. I have only did one top this year and have another layed out to put the strips in. This one has gone faster. Got to be a method to this madness. I will get rest of material moved here this summer. I just chose a quilt pattern I can do and use scrap.

    I am hoping I will not have to resort all the material DIL packs.

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